Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram from App Store after banning the encrypted messaging service

Russia has begun to block Telegram from operating in the country, after the developers refused to hand over encryption keys to the Russian government. The end-to-end encrypted app has become a popular messaging app for users wanting to talk in private across Android and iOS.

However, a Moscow court ruled that Telegram does not comply with local legislation that federal security must be given access to user communications. Russia is now asking Apple to pull Telegram from the App Store …

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